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to be broadcast nationwide in the united states on the anniversary of 9/11, and that's why people came out yesterday to demonstrate to stop the airing of this movie which, of course, was never the case. it was just this online movie, offensive to islam. >> that's nbc's richard engel outside the u.s. embassy where you can see protests continue this morning in cairo, egypt. richard, thank you very much. >> we want to bring in andrea mitchell our chief foreign affairs correspondent. andrea, as we await any confirmation from the state department, what can you tell us about ambassador stevens, an experienced diplomat in the middle east. >> a career diplomat. this is a man who had gone to berkeley and had gotten a law degree and a degree from the national war college. he was fluent in french and arabic. he had been a peace corps volunteer in 1983 in morocco, teaching english before he joined the foreign service about nine years later. this is a man who has very adept at social media. he was active on facebook. he was very involved with the community. he had been in benghazi during the conflict,
to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> trust me when i tell you there was not a dry eye in the house after that moment. and by way of introducing my friends here in the booth with us, as you see gabby giffords and her astronaut husband watching on, you know, savannah guthrie is here, david gregory, chuck todd. savannah, as a fellow arizonan, something who knows something of the recovery process for this member of congress, you and i were there in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. the word herculean keeps coming up. >> when you see her walk out there, it was a labored walk but there she is. when you think about what she went through, being shot point blank in the head, it's amazing. from what my impression is of her recovery, to be able to say the pledge of allegiance from memory was an incredible feat of strength. as you mentioned, there really wasn't a dry eye in this room. >> your expectations for this evening? you and i were talking during "nightly news" about th
to prevent mobs from getting close. they are mad over a movie made in the u.s. >> the united states government had nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: so far, more than 200 people have been hurt in protests at 11 u.s. compounds, four killed in libya earlier this week. the protesters are a mix of islamic hard liners and huligans. christopher stevens was killed as protesters attacked on tuesday. also killed, sean smith and two former navy s.e.a.l.s working as contractors. stevens sister, hillary. >> he's been in these countries so long, i haven't reflected about how dangerous the work he was doing was. >> reporter: in lebanon, pakistan, sudan and jordan, more anti-american protests. in yemen thursday, protesters broke into the embassy parking lot smashing windows. the fbi is working overseas and here at home investigating the man who posted the film online. he was on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. now, they are warning that extremist groups could act stateside. they haven't mentioned any specific threats but warn
were on the longest economic expansion in the history of the united states. >> reporter: they pose any proposed taxes. then look at them being away for forming the tax codes. they show a significant lead over allen as he applied. >> this will be a close race. >> and in tysons, peggy fox, 9news now. >>> in the latest washington post poll, he is leading george allen by eight ints among the likely voters. >> reporter: when it comes to the white house, they spent the day in florida, making an appeal to the hispanic voters. just one day after they voted the reform. is he emphasized the steps that he needed to take to come to the u.s. legally, illegally that is as children. >> not just the latino company, but all americans that believe they are there. >> reporter: but in sarah soda, they needed to turn it on. and the sunshine state, medicare. >> reporter: the hope the people in florida will understand this. he cut medicare by 7 -- by $716 billion. we're going to put that back in the medicare for you, back into the care of our seniors. >> the latest polls give them a 15-point lead over the pr
and be able to say who do we trust the most to be the president of the united states during these incredibly challenging times? i've watched mitt romney do this, and so have you, bob, every time he was back into a corner in the primaries he came ow with a great debate performance because that's where he shines. and he's going to do a great job on wednesday night. >> schieffer: governor, i certainly take your point, and i respect your opinion, but talking about being spun and so for example. it seems to me most of the problems governor romney's had thus far he has created for himself. for example, this tape where he said he's just basically writing off 47% of the electorate that was not the campaign. the governor himself said that was me. has that's thing-- is that thing really hurt him? >> you know, bob, i just don't think so. i really don't. i don't think a majority of the american people are focusing on that. here's what i think the american people and the voters are much smarter about than we give them credit for. they know political candidates at time, when they're being taped every minu
. how exactly does the united states contain it when we don't have as much leverage as we would like. >> and mitt romney came out very critical of president obama's reaction for the killing of the u.s. ambassador in libya. one of his advisors say if mitt romney was president this would not be happening. now effective is a statement like that. >> i think they are regretting how quickly they acted. there was a sense that was what called for at that moment was solemn recognition of loss. and the ambassador and three others in libya. beyond that there is a debate about what president obama's policy after the arab spring was apparent. what that has created, should the united states be doing more. i think that is a debate that romney would like to have. and it's a dicey business when you talk about is this would not happen if i informs office, it's hard to prove and not many details. >> you still see romney talking about the recent use of defense cuts, will we see that take more center stage as an issue in the wake of the recent attacks? a september surprise, you know, the idea that foreig
between the united states and iran. the americans have repeatedly said that the iranian government must change. and the iranians -- >> behavior. changes behavior. >> translator: sure, but after all what does that mean? can one country based on just their own sole opinion decide an establish a red line for another country and then threaten attacks? when have we threatened to attack the zionists. we have never threatened them. >> you have said you wanted to remove them from the fate of the earth. >> translator: yes. we say occupation, occupation should to be done away with. war like behavior should to be done away with. terrorism should to be done away with. the killing of women and children should to be done away with. bombardment of houses on top of people's heads in their own country has been done away with. has the zionist regime done any of this? no. we say to do away with these things and we've also suggested the solution. we have said that the solution is that the palestinian people should decide in a free election for their own country own land. >> last time i had a conversation w
of the united states. >>> want to take a live look at reagan national where flights are coming and going now, but that wasn't the case today. flights were stopped at all three airports because of a fire at a regional air traffic control facile tu. the ground stop lasted about 25 minutes. about 20 flights were affected. >>> still ahead this evening, dramatic new video of a deadly crash during an air show in the midwest. >>> and as many celebrate the the last weekend of summer, a small group of veterans are >>> take a look at this new video of a deadly plane crash in iowa. plane flying in formation at the quad city air show failed to pull out of a turn, crashed right into that field. no spectators were injured. the name of the pilot hasn't been released and officials are investigating what caused the crash. >>> health department officials in ohio say a woman there has died from complications of swine flu. officials say the 61-year-old woman passed away earlier this week. tests confirm she contracted a new strain of swine flu. officials say she had underlying health issues, but they believe swi
. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards firing tear gas at protesters trying to keep them away from the embassy walls. a very similar scene going -- taking place right now in the city of yemen in the capital of yemen, where protesters even managed to breach the compound walls. >> reporter: another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital. they climbed the gate, set fire, and raised posters denouncing a once obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in a televised statement and said he told that to president obama in a phone call this morning. wednesday night in an interview with telemundo, the president was as
: the president of the united states may be considered the most powerful man on earth, but scott van doozen is no slouch. the florida pizza shop owner is a registered republican but a fan of the president, and clearly a really big fan. >> man, are you a power lifter or what? >> reporter: mitt romney opted for a slightly quieter photo on, going to church with his wife ann on a day when the focus was on the economy. >> this is a president that has not been able to deliver on his promises. >> when our opponent goes around saying that the nation is in decline, he doesn't know what he's talking about. >> reporter: the president defended his own economic record while attacking romney's. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they pay for $5 trillion of new tax cuts and $2 trillion of new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. that's not bold leadershipe lea. >> i'm bringing down deductions at the high end so the revenues stay the same. >> reporter: another sunday on the campaign trail. obama and romney, two guys with one goal in common, beating the other guy. >>> sadly,
phone could positively impact the entire united states grows domestic product. >> reporter: that's right. analysts at jpmorgan suggest that massive sales could actually boost the country's gdp by 1/4 to 1/2 a pcentage point. the economic and technical questions swirling around the iphone should begin to be answered later this morning when we find out just what's at the center of this new apple's core. jay gray, nbc news, san francisco. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in florida, a dramatic end to a high speed chase after a car plowed into a guardrail, spun out, and smacked into the back of another car before finally coming to a rest along i-95. two men and one teenager inside took off running but plus captured them. the trio may be linked to a series of burglaries. >>> in utah a massive breach in a dam sent water and mud flowing into dozens of homes and businesses. strong thunderstorms and heavy rain were too much for a dike causing a gash 80 feet wide and 30 feet deep. >>> in pennsylvania, a heartless act of vandalism. the target, animals.
-islam video. >>> since our founding the united states has been a nation to respect all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. >> protests have already begun this morning in islamabad. yesterday police had to use tear gas to disperse a mass protest outside of the u.s. embassy there. >>> a provocative advertisement that equates muslim radicals with savages begins on monday. the ad ran on city bus in san francisco. it reads in any war between the civilized man and savage support the civilized man. a blogger is behind the ads. a judge has ruled the ads can run. >> the obama administration says an investigative panel will look into the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the attack that killed christopher stevens was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: at a solemn memorial service, libya's president paid his respects to ambassador christopher stevens. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns had earlier flown into the capital under tight security. behind-the-scenes an fbi team is preparing to fly to benghazi to investigate the attack. the compound behind t
to president obama. >> and the president of the united states who is a black man endorsed same-sex marriage should be put out of office and he never should have been elected. >> surrounded by clergy from across the south. the founder of the coalition of african american pastors, perhaps risking his tax exempt status, announced a nationwide campaign against the president. >> i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> you don't own us and you don't own black people. >> but owen's biblical critique is far from unanimous. >> another coalition of pastors from maryland and across the country. >> this is an issue about civil rights. >> announced their support for marriage equality. >> you cannot be for civil rights for african americans. but not for gays and lesbians. >> and enforced question six on maryland's november ballot, which would give same-sex couples the right to civil marriage, and protect clergy who oppose gay marriage. >> we are here today to declare our unequivocal pport. >> under obama, faith is under attack. >> gay marriage could be a wedge issue for dem
with the highest prices we've ever seen on labor day weekend across the united states. >> reporter: look at los angeles. the average is now $4.16 a gallon. >> of course the motor home is going to be sitting home this weekend because it's going to be way too much money to fill it up. >> reporter: gasbuddy.com's heat map shows the least expensive states from green to red, 3.78 in massachusetts, $3.97 in new york. and $4.15 in chicago and illinois. in chicago nearly $4.34. >> i have to make changes with how i buy food, how i do my bills. >> reporter: this is interesting. aaa cac lates if you're driving from atlanta to kansas city in a 2008 toyota van, you'll pay about $192348 fuel. same vehicle from new york to chicago, about $200. from spokane to palm springs about $358 in fuel. the good news, gas prices aren't expected to stay this high. as refineries start switching to a less expensive winter blend, their inventories will come back up. gas prices, it's hoped, will start to go back down. >> between thanksgiving and christmas, the national average may drop to the mid $3.00 range. some areas could
mohamed shows no signs of dying down. >> united states are trying a counter offense to calm the anger and stop the violence, margaret brennan has that story. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. government is trying to stop that anti-american violence by buying ad time on pakistani tv to spread the message that it did not endorse the controversial internet video made by an american filmmaker to ridicule islam. it cost the u.s. government $70,000 to broadcast these ads on seven different pakistani tv networks. they feature messages from president obama. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the beliefs of others. >> reporter: and hillary clinton. >> the united states government has absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> reporter: condemning the anti-islam movie made by a california filmmaker. the state department is trying to cool anti-american fury that sent thousands of protesters into the streets of pakistani cities this week. it isn't the first time that american diplomats sponsored media or purchased ad time but the head of the outreach program said these ads are urgent. >> i
seems to be between the united states and israel not between israel and the united states. >> you think he should spend more time talking about foreign policy than about the economy and jobs? >> i think he should do both, particularly in light of the tragic death of ambassador stevens. >> good to have you here. thank you senator. >> thanks for mafg me on. >> we want to turn to some of the headlines from some of the newspapers. the "financial times" reports on the financial crisis in spain. today the spanish government announces budget cutbacks. on wednesday there were protests outside of the spanish parliament for a second day in a row. political turmoil is causing spanish stocks to nose dive. >>> britain's guardian reports on massive new demonstrations in greece. protesters had violent confrontations with police. there's new wage and pension cuts. the greek finance minister said the government has agreed on an austerity budget for next year. >> "usa today" finds income is growing much faster in republican leaning red states. personal income in those 23 states has risen 4.6% since the r
picked up the president of the united states. >> i was wondering about that. >>> as the days tick down to the general election, both president obama and mitt romney bringing in big bucks. the president slightly outraised romney in august, bringing in $114 million. the republican nominee raised $111 million. he had outraised president obama in the three previous months. this was the third straight month romney raised more than $100 million. >>> congress will return to work offer a five week vacation. lawmakers head back to capitol hill with a laundry list of bills to consider. topping the list is the bush era tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year. the other is a farm bill that will give millions to loans and grants. the money will help those affected by the devastating drought this summer. that bill also includes funding for food stamp programs. >>> robert griffin iii making quite a first impression on the nfl. rg3 threw two touchdown passes in his redskins debut yesterday, led the burgundy and gold to a 40-32 win over the saints. he was the only one of five rookie quarterbacks
protests in the united states. this is video from cairo. protesters in the streets throwing rocks at the military. the military had been constructing a concrete barricade to protect the u.s. embassy there. bracing for a rally after morning prayer today. 11 u.s. compounds have been under attack. one protester has also been killed. the protests are over a film made here in the u.s. considered blasphemous to islam. the protests have spread from libya and egypt to yemen, iran, and iraq. some groups in dcairo are condemning the violence but calling for a peaceful million man rally today. there are worries that protest could turn violent. the fbi is now overseas and investigating the man as well who posted this film online. he is from california. he was on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. back to you. >>> the bodies of ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer sean smith, and former navy s.e.a.l.s glen doherty and tyrone woods arrived in germany. >>> what was supposed to be a moment of silence turned into a tense moment at mitt romney's rally in fairfax yesterda
economic expansion in the history of the united states. that would produce $500 billion in revenue. >> reporter: allen opposes any tax increases. >> you ought to start off with what the house passed and then look at ideas like reforming our tax code to make -- close loopholes and more competitive. >> reporter: and allen criticized kain e for this answer about who should pay federal taxes. >> i would be open to a proposal that would have a minimum tax level for anyone but i would insist that the 47% pay higher taxes than mitt romney does. >> reporter: allen replayed -- >> reporter: this is going to be a close race, it's a neck and neck race. >> reporter: in tysons, peck by the fox, 9news now -- peggy fox, 9news now. >> the district will be hosting the inauguration on january 21 cost the reparation for the -- 21st and the preparation started thursday. construction is now officially underway on the platform where the oath of office will be taken four months from today. made you work. >> uh-huh. >> there's evidence right there. >> exactly. >>> so it's going to be a beauty today howard?
might think you are dividing the united states and you're understand estimating 47% of the population. >> my campaign is about the 100% of america and i'm concerned about them. >> reporter: romney's 47% comment could hurt him come election day. gallop has released a new poll that shows many americans are turned off by what he said. a third of voters surveyed say they're less likely to vote for romney because of what he said. 20% say his words make them more likely to vote for him. 43% say it won't make a difference. romney says he was talking about how the president's economic policies have led more americans to seek government help. >> the president cares about the people of america. i care about the people of america. but he doesn't know what it takes to help the people of america and i do. i do. i'll get them working again with a brighter, prosperous future. >> reporter: president obama gets his day at the forum. in washington, susan mcginnis, 9 news now. >> both mitt romney and president obama will campaign in florida today. there's a new poll out showing the president has a five-
made in the united states that washington has publicly and repeatedly denounced. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: the protesters aren't listening to that. authorities in cairo are erecting n walls around the embassy to prevent mobs from getting close, evidence in concrete of the growing divide between washington, cairo and beyond. there have been demonstrations against the offensive video in 11 countries so far. half of them in places where washington supported arab spring uprisings that toppled strong men who had formerly been u.s. allies. the arab spring has taken a dark turn. in yemen on thursday, protesters managed to break into the parking lot of the embassy in sanaa, destroying vehicles, smashing windows and even using a forklift to do more damage. no embassy staff was hurt. entering this volatile region now, the pope, leaving rome today for a previously scheduled visit to lebanon. so far there hasn't been any violence there. but today is friday, the muslim holy day of prayer.
, president of the united states, he'll lay out the vision for the next four years. i do think it's worth reminding people which i tried to do in my speech and others did, what has the country inherited. we're not out of the woods but not the global recession, deepest since the great recession, an auto industry about to collapse, the auto industry out and thriving. we had new numbers out in august showing again sales are up. on that clear choice mitt romney said i think he should go bankrupt. the president said not on my watch. clear difference. if we had followed mitt romney's strategy we would have lost those manufacturing jobs and ohio would have a lower unemployment rate. >> the president was recently asked to grade himself on the economy, his answer was incomplete, something he has said time to time over his four-year term. the voters gave him four years and the four years are about up. is it sufficient to say it's incomplete. >> i think his reflection, i think would be a true statement, until the middle class feel like their economic security is where it should be, the president sho
were in the longest economic expansion of the united states. that would produce $500 billion in revenue. >> now despite the polls, that show kaine with a comfortable lead in the race, george allen believes it will end up being a close race. >>> it is 5:06 and i am watching your money. on one street investor -- wall street investors got another reminder that the unemployment was weak. now stocks mixed on the news. checking the numbers -- >>> a security problem with spent explorer could expose -- internet explorer could expose personal computers to hacking attacks. after wednesday, today microsoft plans to release a permanent repair to the security flaw. the solution will be automatically installed on pcs that run on microsoft windows epurating system. if the -- windows' operating system. if the machine is set up to receive important updates. it requires clicking on a link. >>> the d.c. area hogs seven of the top ten spots in the country when it comes to being affluent. loudoun county is the most affluent in the nation yet again according to data. median households $119,000. fairfax came
the united states. >> reporter: mr. obama has also narrowed the gap among a group of voters that he has struggled to win over in the past-- whites without a college degree. in august, mr. obama trade romney by 13 points with this group. now he trails by just three points. part of that has to do with his consistent emphasis on the 2009 auto bailout, which democrats claim saved 45,000 jobs in this manufacturing state. >> when my opponent said we should just let detroit go bankrupt-- ( booing ) don't boo, vote. you know, that-- that-- that would have meant walking away from an industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs. >> reporter: white, working class voters make up 50% of the electorate, and, scott, nearly six in 10 of them told us they consider the auto bailout a success. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. governor romney's campaign, of course, is based on the idea that he's a mystery pl fix-it for the economy, but our poll of ohio voters found that most believe the president would do a better job on the economy, 51% to 45%. they give the president a 10-point advantage on taxes, too, 53 t
ties with israel by now, could have cut off all intelligence cooperation with the united states. none of that has happened. it's important at a difficult time like this to bear in mind where things could have gone in a much more negative direction. it's been a terrible week for the united states, but i'm still hopeful about a lot of the arab spring. we've got to navigate some tough times right now, and syria remains a huge mess. but if you ask me how things are compared to how i would have guessed a year ago, probably better than i would have surmised. >> the u.s. still controls pursestrings in as much of the foreign aid to that part of the world. will that allow the u.s. to continue to exert some influence? >> absolutely. i think president morsi knows this in egypt. it's part of why he's sensitive to the fact that his initial reaction to this video. however understandable at a religious level is inappropriate at a political level, at a leadership level. i'd like to hope he would have figured this out on his own, but it's nice to have $1.5 billion worth of leverage on our side. >> chu
if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person? well, one pizza shop owner in florida got a little excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thought into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to
're about to judge the worth and value of a man, the president of the united states, in this election. do we use the right criteria? >> no. you know, i think one of the reasons i got interested in doing this piece, in obama's life, was it struck me. i mean, just looking at it from afar that some of the problems that used to affect the evaluation of pro athletes, pro sports has gotten over, sort of like how to separate out luck from skill and how not to blame, you know, assigning credit and blame where credit and blame is due on a baseball field, but we don't really do in political life, especially with the president. he's forever credited and blamed for things that he actually has often very little control over. >> you played a kind of game with the president where you said to him, mr. president, let's assume that you're no longer president and i'm president, meaning you. >> yeah. >> what are the things i need to know about this job? and you took a few passes. >> i had to do it a few times. it took him a little while for him to get used to the idea i was president. he didn't like that. >> wh
legal traffic stops if they have reason to suspect they're in the united states illegally. critics who call the pressure "show me your papers law" say had will lead to racial profiling. >> two bank robbers are on the run after they kidnapped a bank manager and strapped what they said was a bomb from her waist. a bomb squad detonated the device which turned out not to be an explosive. fortunately no one was injured. >> officials in costa rica are assessing the damage from a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. the quake damaged buildings and roads and blew out windows. at least 20 people were injured. >> dramatic video from china this morning. a young girl riding her bike became pinned beneath a bus after it went out of control and hit her. rescuers had to carefully dig beneath her head to pull her to safety. amazingly, she escaped unharmed. >> and kayla tausche . >> traders expect a measured, not blowout solution to be announced. meanwhile here at home it a big week for jobs today. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits is expected to fall ahead of tomorrow's all-important jobs
in the united states. the council for economic research ranked 300 cities coast-to-coast. i was not surprised to see honolulu on this list of number three. >> number three, that's right. they based these numbers on the cost of consumer services from grocery items to housing, health care, transportation. san francisco also on the list at number four. not surprising considering housing is scares there. >> look at that. >> san jose not far behind. but number one on the list, manhattan. i don't think that's a surprise to anyone. what's interesting how they break out the boroughs, brooklyn, queens in the top ten. >> it's been like this for a while and people keeping moving here in tiny apartments for $5 million. >> no escape anywhere in new york you go. >> least expensive place to live, harlyn again, texas, comes in as least expensive, memphis, tennessee, mcallen, texas, a lot of texas towns. >> that's all in the south which you're seeing a lot of businesses move, especially to atlanta, for example, which isn't on the list, but texas, my home state temple, texas, not far from where i was born didn
that we provided. now you're right. we have a number of girls in schools in the united states and a number of -- everybody in this entire graduation class is in college. so, that's all exciting. to be able to do that, wherever you're ranked on anybody's list to me is a very good thing. >> oprah i have to say when i got the list and saw you were 50 out of 50 i was irritated. you didn't have a moment where you go okay fortune -- that didn't phase you. >> i wouldn't have known the magazine was out or i was on the list if you hadn't called me. no, it didn't phase me at all >> that's true. >> oprah you have been this list for 15 years. there are many powerful women out there leading businesses and what they are doing not just at work but the philanthropy they are doing on the side. talk about that in terms of giving back. the importance of giving back. >> well, you know, i believe that everybody's life, you know, there's a wonderful bible verse that i love, that i've grown up with that has been my mantra only what you do for christ will last and i think if you substitute the word christ for goo
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